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Grant Harris
2003-12-05, 09:13
Can anyone tell me what the legal position of having MP3's is in the UK.
I have a large number of MP3's, approx. 17,000. Many of these are copies of CD's that I own but many are not.
As long as I don't file share can I be prosecuted for having these files?
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Ben Laurie
2003-12-05, 15:59
Grant Harris wrote:

> Can anyone tell me what the legal position of having MP3's is in the UK.
>
> I have a large number of MP3's, approx. 17,000. Many of these are copies
> of CD's that I own but many are not.
>
> As long as I don't file share can I be prosecuted for having these files?

None of them are legal, though I'm pretty sure a dimmer view will be
taken of those that don't correspond to CDs you own.

Cheers,

Ben.

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